Time Management Tips

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Managing time seems to be the hardest part of motherhood. There has to be a better way, right? I mean, a normal day for a mom can consist of empting the dishwasher 2 times, 3 meals, 3 times dish duty, trash out, floors swept, beds made, baths taken, legs shaven, hair washed, make up on, hair fixed, playing toys, computer time, shopping, I have to stop this on going list as I am totally getting exhausted about thinking about all that is done by stay at home mothers all day long! So, some how we have to figure out a method that works best for each individual situation. I have been thinking, and this is what I have come up with to help with time management issues.

  • Start your day by getting dressed, bed made, hair and make up done!
  • Set a time where you play 100% with your child
  • Set up a computer time, like your own alone time
  • Use a timer to get tasks done, so you are not going from one room to the other, stay focused
  • Make a chore chart for self, for weekly cleaning
  • Don’t over schedule your childrens activities
  • Say NO, to requests more often. If you are the type to be in charge of to much at kids schools
  • Take a look at your typical day, see if there is any habit that needs to be changed
  • PRAY

Now some of you super moms, probably do all these things. Some may be pretty good at doing most of these, and me well… I have to be honest, I need to follow my own suggestions, because if I did, I would be probably be alot less stressed.

If these ideas don’t work, get a nanny, a cleaning lady, and go to the spa… he he. Feel free to comment on ways you like to save time and energy on the small stuff that makes your day a more productive one!

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  • jessica priddy February 15, 2010, 10:29 pm

    hey shannon,,, it's jessica.. from back in the beginning of 2009…(jesus freaks, blog) started a blog.. then got sick for a few months… i am back..
    i just wanted to let you know that i needed this post today.. you do not know how badly!
    i found myself this evening looking around my office, kitchen and at things that need to be organized and had already planned to work on it some tomorrow.. but the list you give helps so much.
    thanks for taking the time to write this.. and the best part of the list.. PRAY!!! …
    nothing is impossible with God,,, even getting organized.
    still watching your videos and following your blog..
    i am trying to get things back up and going again..
    i have a coupon page on face book now.. check it out if you have time.
    it's called 'The Coupon Ministry'
    here is the link if you want to check it out.. would love for you to drop in from time to time and give some advice…

    i hope you have a wonderful day girl!!!!

  • Simple Saving Savvy February 16, 2010, 7:27 am

    I've done the same thing for myself this year. First I try to remember to mentally and verbally give each and every day to God as His day. Things go alot smoother that way. I also set up a chore chart for myself for the major things like sweeping/mopping, dusting, vacuuming, clean bathrooms etc. I found that I always remember and find time to clean the kitchen, cuz well, you just have to. But often I'd let the other stuff go. So now I have certain days I do them. Once my chores are done, I feel productive and I'm more energized to do other things. And AMEN to not letting your kids get too busy. Our kids just need to be kids!

  • Suzanne February 18, 2010, 1:20 pm

    I like these tips, especially about praying. I don't know if you have heard of fly lady, but she has a website dedicated to this very thing. You can visit her website at http://www.flylady.net

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